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Manchester United vs Arsenal:  Predicted lineup, injury news, head-to-head

Published at :September 3, 2022 at 7:45 PM
Modified at :September 3, 2022 at 7:46 PM
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Hardik Malhotra

The two clubs faceoff in the Premier League on Sunday.

Manchester United host Arsenal at Old Trafford in Gameweek 6 of the Premier League on Sunday. Manchester United Vs Arsenal has always been a fiery and cagey affair in the Premier League era. The clash has a very long history, from legendary managers in Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsène Wenger' legendary battles on the sidelines. To the all out brawl between legendary captains Roy Keane and Patrick Vieira.

This will be the first time Manchester United's new manager Erik ten Hag takes charge in this iconic fixture. Arsenal head into the game on the back of five successive wins to start off their Premier League season. While Erik ten Hag's Manchester United find themselves on a three-match winning streak after losing their first two games.

Manchester United Premier League form:

  • Leicester City 0-1 Manchester United
  • Southampton 0-1 Manchester United
  • Manchester United 2-1 Liverpool
  • Manchester United 1:2 Brighton and Hove Albion
  • Brentford 4:0 Manchester United

Arsenal Premier League form:

  • Crystal Palace 0-2 Arsenal
  • Arsenal 4-2 Leicester City
  • Bournemouth 0-2 Arsenal
  • Arsenal 2-1 Fulham
  • Arsenal 2-1 Aston Villa

Head to head

Premier League

Matches - 60Manchester United - 25Arsenal - 17Draw - 18

Injury and Team News

Antony is registered to feature against Arsenal and the Brazilian winger completed his first training session with the Red Devils on Friday. Martin Dubravka could also be on the bench after his loan signing from Newcastle United. Erik ten Hag has ruled  Anthony Martial out of the clash due to an injury he picked up in the 2-1 win over Liverpool. Facundo Pellistri and Brandon Williams are also out of contention. Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Luke Shaw are also minor doubts ahead of the clash.

Mikel Arteta's team are currently facing a midfield injury crisis as both Thomas Partey and Mohamed Elneny are out with injury for a very long time. Reiss Nelson is also ruled out of the clash with a long-term injury. Aaron Ramsdale and Martin Odegaard picked up knocks in the 2-1 win over Aston Villa and are minor doubts. Oleksandr Zinchenko is also yet to return to training and is ruled out of the clash.

Players To Watch

Gabriel Jesus

The Brazilian striker has enjoyed a brilliant start to his Arsenal career. Jesus has notched three goals and as many assists in just five Premier League appearances this season. The 25-year-old has gelled perfectly alongside the young and exciting Arsenal frontline. He could make the difference yet again for Mikel Arteta's side and is one that the Red Devils' backline would want to keep quiet.

Bruno Fernandes

Fernandes has finally found his form again in the heart of the Manchester United team. The Portuguese had a fairly poor second half of the 2021-22 season. But, having been handed the captain's armband, Fernandes has really stepped up in the last three games. He scored the only goal in the 1-0 win over Southampton and played a massive part in the breakthrough goal against Leicester City. Fernandes could be the one to watch against an injury-struck Arsenal midfield.

Manchester United predicted lineup:

De Gea; Dalot, Varane, Martinez, Malacia; Casemiro, McTominay; Sancho, Fernandes, Rashford; Ronaldo

Arsenal predicted lineup: 

Ramsdale; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Tierney; Xhaka, Lokonga; Saka, Smith Rowe, Martinelli; Jesus

Manchester United vs Arsenal Prediction

Both teams come into the game on good winning runs and both teams will be looking to extend their unbeaten successive runs. Arsenal's starting lineup has been hampered by a few injuries. While Manchester United are still finding their feet under the leadership of Erik ten Hag.

Prediction: Manchester United 1-1 Arsenal